Nokia suing Apple over patent infringement in the US and Germany.
What? but for What?
The Question arose in everyone’s mind. Well, According to the report, Apple had earlier licensed some Nokia patents in 2011 but declined to do so in the following years while still continuing to use the technology.[wp_ad_camp_3]
So what were those patents that were the part of the deal?
The lawsuit says Apple abused 32 licenses identified with display, user interface, antenna, chipsets and even video encoding. Nokia has recorded the suit in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich in Germany and the US District court For Eastern Texas. In any case, the organization will petition for “further activities in different wards.”
Ilkka Rahnasto, head of Patent Business at Nokia, added”Through our maintained interest in innovative work, Nokia has made or added to a large portion of the crucial advances utilized as a part of today’s cell phones, including Apple items. Following quite a while of arrangements attempting to reach.
Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today’s mobile devices, including Apple products. After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple’s use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights.
In essence, Nokia owns a huge gamut of patents some of which were granted to them while others were received with acquisitions of NSN (Nokia Siemens Network) in 2013 and Alcatel-Lucent in 2016.
But this was just phase one, Apple has not yet responded to the lawsuits. Nokia is said to be making a comeback to the smartphone space with Android devices early next year and this lawsuit would at least get some more eyeballs in their direction. However, this was a long time coming if the folks over at Nokia are to be believed.